Definition of Recur

1. Verb. Happen or occur again. "This is a recurring story"

Exact synonyms: Repeat
Generic synonyms: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Happen, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place
Specialized synonyms: Iterate, Cycle
Derivative terms: Recurrence, Recurrent, Repeat, Repetition, Repetitive, Repetitive

2. Verb. Return in thought or speech to something.
Exact synonyms: Go Back
Generic synonyms: Come Back, Hark Back, Recall, Return

3. Verb. Have recourse to. "The government resorted to rationing meat"
Exact synonyms: Fall Back, Resort
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Derivative terms: Resort, Resort

Definition of Recur

1. v. i. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind.

Definition of Recur

1. Verb. (rare) To have recourse (to) someone or something for assistance, support etc. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To happen again. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive computing) To recurse. ¹

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Definition of Recur

1. to happen again [v -CURRED, -CURRING, -CURS]

Medical Definition of Recur

1. 1. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind. "When any word has been used to signify an idea, the old idea will recur in the mind when the word is heard." (I. Watts) 2. To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule; as, the fever will recur to-night. 3. To resort; to have recourse; to go for help. "If, to avoid succession in eternal existence, they recur to the "punctum stans" of the schools, they will thereby very little help us to a more positive idea of infinite duration. " (Locke) Recurring decimal, an algebraic series in which the coefficients of the several terms can be expressed by means of certain preceding coefficients and constants in one uniform manner. Origin: L. Recurrere; re- + currere to run. See Current. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recur

recur (current term)
recurrence rate
recurrence relation
recurrence risk
recurrent albuminuria

Literary usage of Recur

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"CH, iv, 1 in PG, Ill, 177 С); still the echo of néo-Plat onism is unmistakable. orders of being, recur in his other writings The second treatise develops in ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The attacks usually come on suddenly, last from a few minutes to many hours and are generally followed by complete relief, and recur at more or less ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"We are therefore compelled to recur to the bills of attainder passed by the English Parliament, that we may learn 387*] so much of their 'peculiar ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... tempt were ineffectual as to the new contract of the parties, they could recur beck again to the original agreement and set that up again(l). ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"The patient's health had always been good previous to the accident, and although the convulsions did recur at other intervals, yet intemperate drinking ..."

6. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"resist the fiercest charges of cavalry had been fully shown in the Crusades, was it a slight proof of Edward's sagacity to recur to that almost forgotten ..."

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